Resources

Guides, reports, and more to help you elevate the status of DSPs

The National Alliance For Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has compiled a number of resources to assist direct support professionals, people receiving services, family members, human service organizations, state/national associations, and more. These include guides, reports, toolkits, and more that cover a variety of topics related to the direct support professional workforce.

Code of Ethics

The NADSP Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a straightforward and relevant guide for DSPs as they resolve the ethical dilemmas they face every day.

Competency Areas

The NADSP Competency Areas offer DSPs the opportunity to address challenges, work on issues identified by the person they support, or assist someone in pursuing a goal.

Nurse applies bandaid to woman after she receives her COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is conducting a comprehensive campaign across the country to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among direct support professionals (DSPs).

We're Hiring: E-Badge Academy Quality Assurance Specialist

We’re Hiring: E-Badge Academy Quality Assurance Specialist

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is hiring! The NADSP E-Badge Academy has expanded significantly in the past ...
Free Virtual LGBTQIA+Trainings: Proud & Supported -2024

Free Virtual LGBTQIA+Trainings: Proud & Supported -2024

The New York State Council on Developmental Disabilities ​has generously awarded a three year grant to the National Alliance for ...
The Long-Term Care Workforce Support Act

The Long-Term Care Workforce Support Act

Last week, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced the Long Term Care ...
Let's Talk: Psychological Safety and Direct Support Professionals

Let’s Talk: Psychological Safety and Direct Support Professionals

This month’s Let’s Talk webinar will explore how direct support professionals can develop psychological safety within their teams. What is ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Michael Olix

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Michael Olix

Congratulations to Michael Olix, DSP-3,​ who has been selected as the April 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month ...
Action Alert: Certified Direct Support Professional to Testify to Senate Special Commitee

Action Alert: Certified Direct Support Professional to Testify to Senate Special Commitee

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging Full Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:00AM (EDT) Featuring Nick Smith, DSP-1, ...
Meet Our 2024 Advocacy Symposium Keynote, Malachi Cereghino

Meet Our 2024 Advocacy Symposium Keynote, Malachi Cereghino

We are thrilled to announce our esteemed keynote speaker for the upcoming National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) 2024 ...
Action Alert: The Bill Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act Passes the Senate

Action Alert: The Bill Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act Passes the Senate

The Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (S1332) passed in the Senate yesterday. The push now moves to ...
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2024 NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Building A Grassroots Movement

About the Event ​This spring, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will embark on its third national advocacy ...
Webinar: Leaving so soon? Examining DSP turnover and tenure using National Core Indicators®-IDD State of the Workforce in 2022 Survey data

Webinar: Leaving so soon? Examining DSP turnover and tenure using National Core Indicators®-IDD State of the Workforce in 2022 Survey data

What is turnover? What is tenure? These terms are used a lot when discussing the DSP workforce. This presentation will ...
Apply Today for the 2024 Moving Mountains Award

Apply Today for the 2024 Moving Mountains Award

Best Practices in Direct Support Workforce Development The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Institute on Community Integration ...